Let Slip the Dogs of Planetary Realism
Climate is not an issue, but an era — one whose central conflict is speed. Until we center the Politics of Tempo, useful compromises like the IRA climate bill are the biggest wins we'll get.
A quick response to the news that the climate bill has risen again, shaking off its Build Back Better identity
to become the Inflation Reduction Act!
My bottom-line take: This is almost as good a compromise as we could possibly expect to see this year.
It includes some horrible provisions that support the expansion of fossil fuel insustries, b…